How to store jewelry?

How to store jewelry?

The Art of Jewelry Storage: Protecting Your Precious Gems

Neglecting to store jewelry carefully can lead to damage, discoloration, and entanglement. To help you preserve the beauty and longevity of your jewelry, first, make sure you are buying quality jewelry. Then, follow these tips: 

  1. Before storage: Wipe it off to take out any dirt, moisture, or residuals that can speed up the deterioration process.
  2. Seek Separation: Storing jewelry together can lead to tangling, friction, and potential damage. To avoid this, look for storage options that provide separation between pieces. Padded ring boxes with individual slots are excellent for preventing rings from scratching each other, while boxes featuring posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets can keep them tangle-free.
  3. Storage Precautions: Moisture, air, and heat can be detrimental to certain gemstones, such as pearls and opals, and also to gold. Consider keeping your jewelry in a moisture-free environment, at room temperature, and in a container with minimum amount of air preventing tarnishing and damage caused by environmental factors. If you live in a high humidity region, consider adding chalk or silica in the container to absorb moisture.
  4. Travel with Care: When traveling with your jewelry, it's crucial to protect it from scratches and impact damage. Avoid tossing your pieces into your bag or purse where they can easily get damaged. Instead, invest in a separate padded box or case to provide cushioning and maintain their integrity during transit. 

Bonus tip: some ideas for good jewelry storage: jewelry trees, individual cloth pouches or cases, tarnish-resistant jewelry bags/box. 

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